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revanche

[ ruh-vanch, -vahnsh ]
/ rəˈvæntʃ, -ˈvɑ̃ʃ /
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noun

the policy of a state intent on regaining areas of its original territory that have been lost to other states as a result of war, a treaty signed under duress, etc.

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Origin of revanche

1855–60; <French: revenge
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